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Car Rental in the United Kingdom

Having a car rental in the United Kingdom allows you to explore the full breadth of what its countries have to offer, from the quaint and bucolic villages of England’s Lake District where a station wagon is a good option, to the vibrant and progressive cities like Liverpool where you may want a sedan, to the seaports in Cornwall. With competitive rates and a wide range of vehicles to choose from, SIXT helps to ensure you have the best car to accommodate your trip. Once you’ve chosen the most suitable option, you’ll have no issue locating it up upon arrival, since SIXT’s many rental locations in the UK are conveniently located at major transportation hubs and near prominent landmarks. 

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SIXT Services in the United Kingdom

When you rent a car in the United Kingdom, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from a large range of vehicles. If your plan is to visit more rural areas, you may want to book a premium sedan as a long-term rental to accommodate road trips. If you’re traveling with friends and need a weekly rental to facilitate some city-hopping, opt for a station wagon or van. Travelers planning to clock some hours on the road may want to opt for some bookable extras, including an additional driver and GPS. 

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Good to know when you’re visiting the UK

One-way car rental in the UK

One-way rentals between SIXT stations in the UK are generally allowed with prior approval. An additional fee may apply. 

Car rental without a credit card in the UK

You can rent some car categories using a debit card linked to a major credit card company. However, cash and prepaid cards are not accepted. 

Accepted payment methods

Major credit cards and debit cards linked to a major credit card company are accepted. They must be in the main renter’s name. Some car categories require a credit card for rental. Cash and prepaid cards are not accepted. 

Flexible rental options

We understand that plans may change. Book your rental with the “pay later” option and you can cancel free of charge. 

Car rental under 25 in the UK

The minimum age for a car rental with SIXT in the UK is 21, with a license held for at least 1 year. Some car categories have other minimum age requirements. A young driver fee applies to drivers under 25. 

Documents you need to rent a car in the UK

Non-UK residents need a valid driver’s license plus an ID or passport. UK residents need a valid license plus 2 forms with proof of address that are not more than 3 months old at pickup.  

Best places to visit in the UK

  • Inverness: Located in the bottleneck in the north of Scotland, Inverness is a stunning swath of the country that presents visitors with a range of options for enjoyment. While here, you’ll want to book a tour of one of the many whiskey distilleries. The Scottish are known for their whiskey and their stories, so get ready to enjoy the tales.    
  • Lake District: On the western side of England, just a couple of hours north of Manchester, is the Lake District—a perfect venue for outdoor enthusiasts. For aquatic adventure, try Coniston Water, which is a great spot for kayaking and canoeing. For scenic hiking trails, venture to Tarn Hows lake. 
  • Liverpool: The port city of Liverpool sits on England’s west coast facing the Irish Sea. It’s a vibrant area that’s evolved in recent years. With a wealth of great restaurants offering well-crafted meals, it’s a foodie’s paradise. Before dinner, grab tickets to see either Liverpool or Everton, the city’s two English Premier League soccer teams, or maybe take The Beatles private walking tour. 

Summer in the UK

In the summer, the rainy island becomes lush with vegetation and the temperate climate creates an inviting travel destination. Grab a car rental in the United Kingdom to check out the various geological sites of interest available. In Edinburgh, Scotland, head to Arthur’s Seat. Alternatively, venture to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Stonehenge, located on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire. Or hike the Scottish Highlands and attend a town’s Highland Games. 


  • Rated 4.1 out of 5 from 17868 Ratings

Kyle P.

Picked car up at Greenside in Edinburgh and process was very smooth so we were out and on the road quickly. They pushed the usual car and insurance upgrades which is normal for all rental car companies, but in a very respectful way.


Professional service continually given by Dragos. He is a credit to the company. I would highly recommend asking for him when at SIXT.

Kate F.

Visited Sixt in Inverness today - and the Customer service by Charlie was exceptional.

Our original car was picked up from Heathrow airport (I will leave another review on their site as unfortunately it will not be 5 star).


Whilst travelling we were left with a flat tyre that was unable to be sourced in the area for a new one - we were instructed that a taxi would pick us up and take us the 2hour+ drive to Inverness where another car had been arranged for us.


On arrival the Inverness team had not been informed by their road side assistance team that we were coming (even though I was informed via the phone that there was a car there waiting for us and a taxi on the way to take us)


Charlie, even under the pressure stayed calm and organised everything we need.


Thank you so much Charlie - you made a big difference to our trip

Amanda F.

Very pleased with my car rental - I needed a small estate car for a road trip as my own car was too small to cram everything I needed to take and found the team at Sixt helpful, friendly and professional. The car, a Skoda Fabia, was more than fine for my purposes. All good 👍.

Lee H.

Free customer parking should be provided for van hire etc. The adjacent customer car park cost me £26 in parking fees for the day.

Silvio G.

Great service provided by Idris! Thank you for the speedy and professional service you provided!

adrian m.

I rented a Luton van with a tail lift to move house and I would rent from here again. The staff were friendly and polite. I was greeted on arrival and the information given to me was delivered fast an effective. Thanks!

Martin W.

Excellent advice from employees & quick check in & return process.

Merel B.

Excellent service. On Skye we had a punctured tyre. Since we didn’t have a spare we called the Sixt accident/breakdown service, and much faster than we dared hope for, in our remote cabin, someone knocked on the door with a breakdown truck (within a few hours) and returned the car with a new tyre. At no extra cost. Also, when we returned the car we were late, well after closing time. A very friendly employee was still around, said ‘no problem’, checked the car, closed the booking and drove us to our hotel with the shuttle. All in all: highly recommended!

Gerhard den H.

Nice and very friendly staff. We were lucky and got a van that had only 10 miles in total on the clock :) ....

Marilyn E.

Excellent car hire. Fantastic team of employees. Would definitely recommend.

Wasim K.

Had a wonderful experience renting a car from Sixt Stratford. Sixt staff (Asad, particularly) was so friendly and helpful throughout the process. He helped in a quick turnaround of the car and helped us hit the road quickly.

Ajay s.

What an amazing experience it has been at sixt and it is all thanks to Irfan. Irfan was very helpful and sorted us with no hustle. Thanks to irfan , I got my Christmas gift early. So guys visit sixt and look for Irfan to provide the best deals possible.


Great customer service, staff were knowledgeable and polite. Happy with the service provided.

Tehseen Z.

Irfan was very helpful in the whole experience of hiring a car! He needs some kind of promotion! Will definitely be using Sixt again 😌

Shivesh K.

Awesome experience renting the vehicle, got there at at around 9 and we were away at 9:05. Adam was amazing, very professional, friendly and helpful. We also got a deal which included a free upgrade which was amazing. Definitely recommend for your next car rental and don't forget to get the top insurance.

Anil P.

Very easy hire of a Luton Van from start to finish. Extremely friendly staff.



Max W.

Fantastic customer service from Idris, who was very friendly and swift in sorting up both pickup and return. Great service!

Lubova K.

Great service and customer support. Mel went above and beyond for us- got an upgrade, very detailed overview of the coverage, option to park the car for free (which is definitely a benefit in this city) and overall was very welcoming and kind.

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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